Rain and snow helps crews fight Beatton Airport Fire

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Rain and snow will help firefighters fight the Beatton Airport Road fire.

The evacuation order for the Beatton Airport Road fire has been lifted.  Residents can now return home.  That area is now under an evacuation alert, meaning residents can go home, but need to be prepared to leave if the fire situation changes.  The evacuation alert for Charlie Lake, Rose Prairie and Montney has also been lifted.

In the latest update posted Sunday morning, the BC Wildfire Service says crews can take advantage of the rain and snow by building additional control lines and mopping up the fire where appropriate.

Saturday the fire grew to 15,000 hectares in size with the strong winds

East Division: will continue to use heavy equipment to build and solidify control lines.

West Division: Crews continue to mop-up and patrol areas.

Cloudy with showers moving through early morning and tapering off by noon. 39% chance of thunder showers in the afternoon. Winds west southwesterly to 40 gusting to 60 km/hr,easing to northwesterly to 20 km/hr midmorning. Local erratic gusts to 70 km/hr near thunder showers. min Rh 45% high to 12C.

The following map shows the only two areas under an evacuation alert and the location of the fires.

This map shows the two remaining evacuation alerts in B.C.  This map also shows the approximate location of the two fires.
This map shows the two remaining evacuation alerts in B.C. This map also shows the approximate location of the two fires.